June 02, 2007
OMG - all this time, i thought i was the ONLY ONE who hated this stuff so passionately! i'm beginning to feel more normal already.
i first met cilantro in kiev, ukraine, where a local recently graduated chef was working hard to impress the american visitors. from day one, i was nauseated by the smell in the dining room and the food at every meal made me retch - but i had no clue what caused this reaction!
by chance i had the opportunity to talk with the chef via translator and discovered how proud he was to be using "the latest" in world-class herbs, cilantro. he put it in every salad, every meat dish and most every side dish; it was even in the eggs at breakfast! AAAACK!
thank God he didn't put it in the oatmeal or i would have starved....